Samsung's Bixby to offer support for 7-8 languages at launch
Samsung Galaxy S8 is not official yet, but if the rumors turn out to be true, the virtual assistant inside it will deliver more than any other similar product. The latest rumor about the Bixby/Kestra virtual assistant reveals the languages that would be supported at launch.
Google Assistant currently offers support for the following languages: English, German, Brazilian Portuguese, and Hindi. On the other hand, Galaxy S8's virtual assistant is expected to launch ready to interact with users speaking English, Korean, Chinese, as well as four or five additional languages that have not been named by the rumor.
Virtually all flagships that would arrive later this year are expected to feature a virtual assistant. While industry giants like Samsung have been working on their virtual assistant software, the smaller players in the smartphone market will probably use Google Assistant.
In the years to come, Samsung will surely integrate the AI-driven virtual assistant in other connected products, including home appliances and smart TV sets.